Foundation 101 Course
Welcome to the new and improved Foundation 101 singing course with Bohemian Vocal Studio. The course is divided into two main sections, the informative Foundation stage, and the practical Warmup stage. In stage one, we’re going to develop a working relationship with each important element of the voice, from diaphragmatic breathing, to shaping vowels, mixed voice, twang, range, tone and so forth, and then we’ll bring it all together in the stage two warmup.
The warmup itself is designed to foster balance in beginner singers, and RESET the balance in experienced singers, so even if you’ve been singing for some time already and you feel like you’ve got a handle on the breathing or buzz side of things, it’s important that you use the course and the warmup the way that I’ve designed it so that you get the most out of the course and the best out of your voice.
How To Use This Course
The first time you use this course, it’s important that you sit to watch the informative videos in a comfortable and distraction-free environment. Throw a pair of headphones on (watch out for any loud sections!) and immerse yourself in the foundation elements of singing. Then when we get to the warmup stage, you can start singing along with me, or simply listen to each exercise example – remember, each voice is different, and you need to develop each technique for your voice in the best way possible.
Start light, gentle and with resonance – it’s important that you avoid a breathy or pushed tone at all cost to avoid forming bad habits or hurting your voice. If something doesn’t feel right, you’re not doing it correctly. Take it slow, sing carefully, focus predominantly on connection and resonance and you can ask questions at any point by using the ‘Leave a reply’ box below.
Before we get started, I recommend joining the private Mixed Voice Singing group so that you can receive feedback and tips from me along the way as we progress. It’s free to join, it’s private for members only, and you can share clips of your singing or covers for appraisal and help from both myself, and also other experienced Bohemian Vocal Studio students who can show you the ropes.
I suggest bookmarking this page to retain your private link to the Foundation 101 singing course – you should also have a copy of your link in your confirmation email. Please email me if you’re unable to find your link.
Informative Foundation Stage
Watch the video below for the Informative Stage of the Foundation 101 singing course. You can hit pause at any time to try out the techniques for yourself, or simply listen to each tutorial in one sitting.
Kegan DeBoheme is Bohemian Vocal Studio’s resident vocal coach and voice expert. He teaches professional singing and voice technique to students all around the world and enjoys providing tutorials like this one on how to improve your voice.